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Overnight, ridesharing giant Uber made its S1 filing as part of its initial public offering, revealing the company made US$10 billion worth of operating losses since 2016. It also warned more operating losses are expected and it “may not achieve profitability”. The filing suggests Uber is pitching itself to investors

A new study from Juniper Research found that the global spending by retailers on AI services will reach $12 billion by 2023, up from an estimated $3.6 billion in 2019. Juniper expects over 325,000 retailers to adopt AI technology over the period. According to the new research, AI in Retail:

Revenues from Digital Twins (a virtual representation of a connected physical product, process or service across its whole lifecycle) will reach $13 billion by 2023, according to a new study from Juniper Research. This is up from an estimated $9.8 billion in 2019, an average annual growth of 35 per

cookies

Over the past two years software company Zoho has removed all third party cookies from its sites as it strengthens its user privacy procedures and policies. Sign up to Which-50’s Digital Marketing Newsletter “We don’t use any third party cookies to track users when they come to any of our

Worldwide shipments of devices — PCs, tablets and mobile phones — are on pace to reach 2.21 billion units in 2019, exhibiting flat growth year over year, according to Gartner. The PC market is expected to continue its downward trend, while the mobile phone market is set to return to

blockchain technology

For every blockchain developer in Australia there are 14 vacant positions, according to a new Australian Computing Society (ACS) and Data61 report into the technology. The talent gap is emblematic of Australia’s broader digital skills shortage, according to Labor MP Ed Husic, who says opportunities continue to be missed. Sign

The University of Technology Sydney has begun a study to determine students’ engagement with educational technology by monitoring their attention through eye, keyboard, and mouse tracking. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The tracking data will be used in a proof of concept model which ultimately displays behavioural analytics

Cloud Computing

Google has debuted its new hybrid cloud management platform, Anthos, allowing enterprises to manage and deploy workloads across both Google’s public cloud, on premise and other public clouds. Google Cloud said the new platform is a response to the increasingly hybrid cloud infrastructure organisations are opting for, and the move

Publicis Sapient’s Australian arm has retired its legacy brands and brought together all others under a single banner, Publicis Sappient, as part of a global rebrand that the company says will drive growth. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The digital transformation partner says the move is a “strategic

Business departments have increasingly taken responsibility for technology buys, often circumventing traditional IT department involvement altogether. And they have now reached a “tipping point”, according to new research from Technology One. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The study, conducted by IBRS, revealed most Australian IT groups are no